I'm back in the Founder's seat of #GimmeFeedback
due to some time constraints ~Hixateez
had. I'm waffling between just deleting the group versus trying activities one more time. This is such a cool project and was the first of its kind; I hate to just delete it. That being said, alllllll I am doing these days is declining deviations because people are not reading the rules and providing feedback BEFORE posting.
I am willing to give it one more go if you are. ~Hixateez
had some really really cool ideas, including featuring members and having more educational blogs. I'm open to anything, but the thing is I don't have a whole ton of time right now. So, I'll need partners here who can do more than offer to help-- that is, who will actually roll up their sleeves and get a bit dirty. I promise to do the same.
There are a lot of things we can do together:
I don't know if you've seen my Feedback journals for the photomanipulation community over in #communityrelations
; Here is an example
. We could do something like that here, if people would participate.
Another thing that I've always wanted to do would be a mentoring program. But, a lot of people don't have time to mentor. A year or so ago I had the plan of partnering with #seniormentors
, and I'm willing to pursue that again if people are interested.
Also, people have expressed interest in a contest. What kind of contest do you want? We have done a "Before and After" competition (for the group, not for dA) on a couple of prior occasions. The first went well. The second, meh . . . Dare we try a third? Or, do you have better ideas?
Feedback "tag" worked in another group. In this activity, I give you feedback and "tag" you.... and when you get tagged, you tag the next person by providing them feedback, etc. Ideally, it goes in a circle.
Finally, there needs to be more features for you. We are working on how best to do that.
So, if we do decide to move forward, I would need one or more admins in charge of each thing:
Weekly features admin (basically 1 or 2 blogs per week)
Education admin(s) (maybe gather some tutorials or write once a week on a particular subject, like composition, lighting, color theory, etc. etc. etc.)
Games admin(s) (e.g. organize stuff like Feedback Tag)
Are you interested? I'm looking for people who not only say "hey, I'll help," but who actually WILL help by taking an idea and running with it, making it their own without my having to push/remind you. Note the group if you are interested.
I'll continue to do basic admin stuff, approving and declining deviations, working on partnerships, working with the education and features teams, building things like CSS and other "fancy" stuff, and promoting us around dA.
Are you with me? How many active members/watchers do we have, anyway? Please shout back at me if you want to keep the group alive, even if you are not able to help or interested in helping. If I just hear my own voice echoing, I will take that as a sign that you're no longer interested.